Weekly Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter – Feb. 11-15

Reminders:

 

  • Feb. 14 will be a dress down day for Elementary School. Students can wear red, pink, or yellow (or similar) for Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year.
  • Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 will be holidays for students. No school for students either day.
  • Grades 2 and 3 will have Sports Day is Feb 21st. 2CM will wear Blue t-shirts for the day.
  • March 3rd will be International Day. Please watch for information about this day from the PTSO.
  • Our Community Helpers unit will begin next week. We will be looking for parents to come and talk to the students about your job(s). Please contact your home room teacher to book a time.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are beginning a new unit of study, Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power. Students will be challenged to choose a reading voice to suit their text; read with fluency and expression; and use the meaning to match their voice.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we will learn to write about our reading; reporting on the elements of our texts and author’s purpose.

 

Math for the week:

Sunday: –  3D shapes

Monday: –  Symmetry

Tuesday: – Review

Wednesday: – Fluency Practice

Thursday: – Shape Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are beginning our new unit of inquiry, Workplaces. Students will understand different jobs, the tools needed, training and interconnectivity in our community. In this unit, we will be asking parents to come to school to talk about their job. More information will follow about this event.

Some useful links:

Science information: http://easyscienceforkids.com/

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Feb. 4 – 8

Reminders:

 

  • Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 will be a holiday for students. No school for students either day.
  • There will be an Islamic Field Trip for Grade 2. Only a few select students will be participating. They will be told by their Islamic teachers.
  • Grades 2 and 3 will have Sports Day is Feb 21st. 2CM will wear blue t-shirts for the day.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit on Becoming Experts. We will grow our knowledge by rereading difficult parts of our book to make sure we understand all of the text. Please also encourage your child to read some non-fiction books at home, on Raz-Kids or any books you might have at home. We will focus on finding information from non-fiction text, developing our researching skills.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are  wrapping up our Lab Report unit. We will conduct our final experiment and do a Lab Report to reflect our understanding of all of the different features of a Lab Report.  

 

Math for the week:

Sunday:: 5.3 Parallel Lines

Monday: 5.4 Polygons

Tuesday: 5.5 Quadrangles

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are beginning our new unit of inquiry, Workplaces. Students will understand different jobs, the tools needed, training and interconnectivity in our community. In this unit, we will be asking parents to come to school to talk about their job. More information will follow about this event.

Some useful links:

Science information: http://easyscienceforkids.com/

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Jan 28 – Feb 1st

Reminders:

 

  • Third week of ASA
  • World Read-Aloud Day is Feb. 1. Look on teacher blogs for sign up information if you would like to come in that day to read aloud to your child’s class.

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit on Becoming Experts. We will enjoy researching and explore non-fiction books. Please also encourage your child to read some non-fiction books at home, maybe on Raz-Kids or any books you. We will focus on finding information from non-fiction text, developing our researching skills.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are  wrapping up our Lab Report unit. We will conduct our final experiment and do a Lab Report to reflect our understanding of all of the different features of a Lab Report.  

Math for the week:

Sunday:: 5.1 Identifying Shapes continue

Monday: 5.2 Making lines

Tuesday: 5.2 continued

Wednesday: Review

Thursday: Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are into our fifth and final week Of our ‘How the World Works’ Unit.

Students have conducted MANY experiments. We will be conducting our final experiment this week for the Unit and sharing our Lab Report.   

Some useful links:

Science information: http://easyscienceforkids.com/

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

Maths – Interactive thermometer for reading temperatre: https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/thermometer.html

Maths – part part total: https://www.mathplayground.com/PartPartWhole.html

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Jan 21st – 25th

Reminders:

On the homework there is a spelling box, due to MAP testing this week I have decided not to give spelling. Spelling will resume next week.

  • MAP testing this week. Make sure your child gets lots of rest and healthy food!!!
  • Second week of ASA

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit on Becoming Experts. We will enjoy researching and explore non-fiction books. Please also encourage your child to read some non-fiction books at home, maybe on Raz-Kids or any books you. We will focus on finding information from non-fiction text, developing our researching skills.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are getting pretty good at writing the lab reports to write a good scientific lab report. We are conducting LOTS of experiments and learning the different parts of a lab report. We are working on developing our Hypothesis and writing detailed procedures for our experiments.

Math for the week:

Sunday:: Unit 5 Pre-Test

Monday: 4.3 Measurements

Tuesday: 4.7 Measuring Lengths with Different tools

Wednesday: 5.1 Identifying Shapes

Thursday: Review

Unit of Inquiry:

We are into our third week Of our ‘How the World Works’ Unit.

Students are excited and stimulated by the experiments that we have done, and will do. We are encouraging them to use scientific vocabulary when giving explanations. This week we are having Scientists from “Science Made Fun” conduct experiments with our students related to changing solids, liquids, and gases.

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Jan 14th – 18th

Reminders:

  • Term 2 ASA’s begin today!
  • Don’t forget to check Instagram!!!

 

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit on Becoming Experts. We will enjoy researching and explore non-fiction books. Please also encourage your child to read some non-fiction books at home, maybe on Raz-Kids or any books you. We will focus on finding information from non-fiction text, developing our researching skills.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are getting pretty good at writing the lab reports to write a good scientific lab report. We used the ‘Coke and Mentos experiment’ as our writing stimulus, as well as the ‘Float and Sink’ investigation to accurately write about the experiments that we conduct in class looking at the form and function of the components of the lab report, specifically referring to scientific vocabulary.

Math for the week:

This week we will continue working through unit 4, with a review and then take the unit 4 test by Thursday. Concepts covered will be part and total number stories, reading temperature and noting changes in temperature, solving shopping problems using money and addition revision. We will work on Math fluency.

Unit of Inquiry:

We are into our third week Of our ‘How the World Works’ Unit.

Students are excited and stimulated by the experiments that we have done, and will do. We are encouraging them to use scientific vocabulary when giving explanations. This week our focus is on solids changing to liquids and we will be observing how this happens.

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Jan 7th – 11th

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Reminders:

  • School photographs are being sent home today 🙂
  • Term 2 ASA’s begin next week

Language Arts

Reading: We are continuing our unit on Becoming Experts. We will enjoy researching and explore non-fiction books. Please also encourage your child to read some non-fiction books at home, maybe on Raz-Kids or any books you have.

We will also focus on the skill of making connections through text to self, and text to text, as well as revisiting the skill of retelling.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are starting to learn the parts of a lab report write a good scientific lab report. We will use the scientific experiments as the writing stimulus and accurately write about the experiments that we conduct in class looking at the form and function of the components of the lab report.

Math for the week:

This week we are looking at the beginning of Unit 4.

4.1-Change-to-More Number Stories

4.2- Parts-and-Total Number Stories

4.3- Exploring Temperature, Money and Shapes

4.4- Temperature Changes

Unit of Inquiry:

Our scientific  inquiry into ‘How the World Works’ Unit continues.

Students will very much enjoy this week exploring matter and observing and experiencing it in its different forms. The students will be doing conducting the coke and mentos experiment, writing a hypothesis to predict the outcome, as well as writing their observations and findings.

Some useful links:

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

 Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

Doubling numbers games

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Dec 10-14

HAPPY Holidays!!!

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, December 13 will be Ugly Sweater Day. Have your child dress in a holiday sweater if you own one. Uniforms are also fine for the day.
  • Thursday, December 14 will be Pajama Day. Roll out of bed and into the car/bus. What could be better?
  • 2CM is having a celebration on Thursday!!! Please find the note of what your child wanted to bring in their Homework Folder. Email me if you have any questions.
  • Thursday, December 14 is a half-day. Dismissal is at 12:00pm for students.
  • School will be  closed December 15-January 6 for the Winter Break- Students to return to school on January 7. Enjoy your break with your families!

 

**Homework for 2CM can be found in their homework folders. The children created a Winter Holiday Bucketlist!!! They can do as many tasks as they would like. 

Language Arts

Reading: We are starting a new unit in Reading called Becoming Experts this week. We will begin to explore non-fiction books. Encourage your child to read some non-fiction books this December holiday break!

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are starting to learn the parts of a lab report write a good scientific lab report.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        Lesson 3.3- Telling Time Review

Monday:       Lesson 3.4-Exploring Numbers, Time and Geoboards

Tuesday:      Math Centers reviewing various math

Wednesday: Math Centers reviewing various math

Thursday:    Half Day

Unit of Inquiry:

We are starting our Science Unit of Inquiry How the World Works. Students will begin to learn how matter exists in different forms which can be changed. The students will be doing various experiments after the December holiday.

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Grade 2 Newsletter – Dec 4-7

Reminders:

School is closed December 15-January 6 for the Winter Break- Students to return to school on January 7.

 

Language Arts

Reading: The students are finishing up learning how to tackle tricky words while reading. There are many strategies.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we are choosing one of our small moments stories to polish and publish to show to other Grade 2 classes.

Math for the week:

Sunday:        No School- UAE National Day Holiday

Monday:       Unit 3 Review for Test

Tuesday:      Unit 3 Test

Wednesday: Unit 4 Pre-Assessment

Thursday:    Unit 3.3 Lesson- Telling Time

Unit of Inquiry:

We are finishing our Health and Well-Being unit. Students will be completing their final projects for this unit. They will be making posters to put around the school to remind others to stay healthy and safe. Throughout the year, we will be referring back to our Health and Well-being unit to encourage healthy habits with our students.

Some useful links

Spelling homework: http://softschools.com/language_arts/worksheets/word_search_maker/

Addition & subtraction games

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_addition_subtraction.html

Doubling numbers games

http://www.ictgames.com/doubles.htm